Daily Fantasy MLB 5/25/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 25, 2014
The MLB is cruising through the long Memorial Day weekend, and with all that action comes plenty of opportunity for fantasy baseball owners. With that said, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there on the wire who could give your fantasy team a lift in the very near future.
Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins: Jones has been a popular add this weekend. Heading into yesterday’s game against Milwaukee, he’d produced eight hits, five runs, two homers and six RBI in Miami’s previous four games. He came up empty yesterday, though.
With the injury to Prince Fielder this past week, Jones makes sense as a replacement pickup. The power numbers have been impressive, but there’s no telling how long he can keep it up. While he’s hitting though, you’d be silly to leave him out there.
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Phil Hughes, SP, Minnesota Twins: Hughes doesn’t pitch again until Tuesday, but we should mention his name so you’ll have time to make plans accordingly. In his last six starts, he’s 5-0 and has only given up one earned run in his most recent three appearances.
Hughes has a 3.15 ERA to his credit with a 1.20 WHIP on the season and is on a major roll. He’ll face the Rangers at home Tuesday and should produce well.
Seth Smith, OF, San Diego Padres: Smith has been a regular fixture in this space over the last few weeks, and he continues to make his presence known. Heading into yesterday’s game against the Cubs, he had five hits, a solo homer and three RBI in his previous three games. He posted an 0-fer yesterday, though.
No one really gave Smith much thought at the beginning of this year, but he’s come on in a major way this month. He’s pretty close to a must-have guy at the moment and should be able to keep producing in the foreseeable future.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland Indians: Chisenhall is a relative newcomer to the wire, but there’s no denying his recent play. Heading into yesterday’s game in Baltimore, he’d produced 10 hits, five runs, two homers and four RBI in his six-game hit streak. He posted two more hits, a run and an RBI yesterday.
Chisenhall is really playing well right now, and though there’s reason to believe he’ll come back to earth soon, it’s still okay to trust him while he’s on this current streak. The Baltimore series wraps up today, then it’s off to the south side of Chicago.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers: At least once a month, it seems like we’re weighing the virtues of picking up Reynolds. Well, it’s that time again, as he’s currently going through a nice hot streak. In three games prior to yesterday’s matchup, he nailed three homers with four runs and eight RBI. He had two more hits yesterday.
Reynolds is your dictionary-definition streaky hitter--there’s simply no other way to put it. He’ll frustrate the life out of you with his poor BA, but whether the additional power makes up for it is truly your decision.
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